Incident Summary:

05/20/2013: A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in Sanaa city, Amanat Al Asimah governorate, Yemen. The explosion targeted soldiers at a military drill, killing 70 troops and injuring 111 others. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201305200063

When:
2013-05-20

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah

City:
Sanaa

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Al Sabeen area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Central Security Organization (CSO)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 71 Fatalities / 111 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 71
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 111
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"From our pages: Suicide bombing in Sana'a," Yemen Times, May 23, 2013."